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Closing Night Film Mele Murals
November 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$8 – $10
Join Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers for our Closing Night Film and Reception celebrating the grand finale of our 2016 festival!
Mele Murals is a compelling feature documentary about a young generation of Native Hawaiians who are reclaiming their indigenous culture through the transformative power of graffiti art. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists – Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) – a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea. Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture of the past twenty years, Estria and Prime tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity and responsibilities as Hawaiian people.
Director Tad Nakamura and Hawaiian graffiti legend John “Prime” Hina are expected in attendance for a post film Q&A and live mural painting.
Admission also includes entry to the Closing Night Reception catered by local Hawaiian food truck Poi Dog Philly and featuring the unveiling of limited edition Hawaiian ice cream flavor from Little Baby’s Ice Cream.